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Judaic Studies (Techno) (Franz Rosenzweig)

A philosophical (pseudo?) Judaic Studies pitch.  Why Judaic Studies? Judaic Studies is the “transition,” “threshold,” and “gate” to the “star of redemption.” This is my horizontal graphing out of  Franz Rosenzweig’s The Star of Redemption (1921) As you see, it touches upon … Continue reading

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Judaic Studies (~Spiritual)

(Madame Blavatsky) I wanted to share remarks shared with me by Craig Martin in response to a suggestion made to me by another friend and colleague on FB that one thing we do in Judaic Studies, as an academic discipline, … Continue reading

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Judaic Studies at Syracuse (Spring 2013)

There’s a lot wrong with the Judaic Studies Program here at Syracuse. Given inter-university infighting between schools, it’s been almost impossible to hire a historian which means we are the only Judaic Studies Program in the world with a history … Continue reading

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Why Judaic Studies? (Syracuse University) (Pitching the Minor & Major)

[[ I had a long talk with my dear friend and colleague Gail Hamner, who is an all-around Marx–Peirce–Foucault–Deleuze–Film–Science–Christian-Studies maven. With her help, I finally came up with a multi-part pitch for Judaic Studies, meant to appeal to undergraduates at … Continue reading

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(Why?) Judaic Studies & the Humanities

This is the longer version of what I compacted the other day onto a single page, trying to find some kind of orienting point around which to build up a Judaic Studies Program. As the new director of Judaic Studies … Continue reading

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(Modern) Judaic Studies & the Humanities

This is what I have come up with, trying to pitch a major in Modern Judaic Studies to the undergraduate student body here at Syracuse. The tricky part is how to frame the major as a double major and synchronize … Continue reading

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